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Watch the area in the upper left of the Sun’s corona—a laterally oriented structure appears to balance itself above the Sun’s surface for at least two days.  

The structure seemed to fade about halfway through the video, but then reappeared even clearer than before. This solar activity was imaged in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. 

Date: May 26–28, 2015
Instrument: Atmospheric Imaging Assembly
Wavelength: 171 Å (Angstrom: a unit of length used primarily to measure light wavelengths. 1 Å is equal to 0.1 nanometer.)

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA 

Solar Dynamics Observatory: sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
SDO's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA): aia.lmsal.com/
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From 47 million miles away, +NASA's New Horizons imaged the #Pluto system to find debris that could harm the spacecraft during its historic flyby on July 14. A particle as tiny as a grain of rice could cause significant damage, derailing the entire mission.

So far, the path is clear. But the mission's team isn't done searching for potential hazards. On May 29-30, New Horizons will capture a second set of images, estimated to show twice as much detail. 

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/News-Article.php?page=20150528
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Make room on your family tree for Australopithecus deyiremeda, a new human ancestor species that lived 3.3-3.5 million years ago. 
Curator Discovers New Human Ancestor Species. Posted: May 27, 2015. A new relative joins “Lucy” on the human family tree. An international team of scientists, led by Curator of Physical Anthropology Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie, has discovered a 3.3 to 3.5 million-year-old new human ancestor ...
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How do geologists fare in film representation? Rarely female. High fatality rate. Usually not as evil as physicists. 
By: Erik Sturkell, Axel Sjöqvist, Lennart Björklund and Andreas Johnsson. When geologists gather for a beer after work or around a campfire after a long day in the field, the conversation sometimes turns to how our profession is portrayed on film. Are geologists heroes or villains?
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To help clean up Hong Kong, an NGO samples DNA from street trash, generates composites of litterbugs' faces, and displays them on billboards. 
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Immersive installation uses light and electronic sounds to explore quantum information theory and particle physics. Artist Ryoji Ikeda developed the piece, "supersymmetry", as part of a +CERN residency.
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With the Turkish government failing to protect women from domestic violence, women are training to defend themselves. 
As reports of domestic violence soar, Turkish women believe self-defence classes will empower them.
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How a parasitic nematode got to New Zealand—by infecting and stowing away inside invasive earwigs. 
 
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I have written a new Parasite of the Day blog post: http://goo.gl/s56Tb9 
The European earwig, Forficula auricularia, was introduced to New Zealand in the 19th century, and when arrived in their new home, they also brought along a wormy passenger inside them. To find out more, read more new post about this introduced duo here: http://goo.gl/s56Tb9

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Relentless as Furiosa—#FuryRoad editor Margaret Sixel slashed through 480 hours of footage shot on 135 cameras. 
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Two Hong Kong teens have developed a self-disinfecting door handle. Powered by the door's opening and closing, the handle zaps microbes using UV light.
A high-tech door handle may cut down on disease transmission, say its teen developers. The system is powered by simply opening and closing the door.
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H3N2 dog flu is spreading, cases confirmed in 12 U.S. states. Most are in Illinois, with about 1,000 dogs infected. 
Most dog flu cases have been seen in Illinois, where an estimated 1,000 dogs contracted a strain called H3N2.
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When fossil analysis was celebrated in cartoons—William Buckland and his extinct hyena subjects, in Kirkdale Cave.

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A 19th century geologist and minister investigates a prehistoric cave full of hyena bones in his native England.
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    Science Bulletins, Writer/Producer, 2011 - present
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